The Belagavi airport just managed to reach 6 flights a day from 0, and after the upgradation, Air India was the lone player who was flying an Air Bus to Belagavi.
But the bad news is always there for the people of Belagavi, we are always treated differently and only God knows why?
From June 1, Air India will Stop its Air Bus service to Belagavi.
The Belagavi airport has been upgraded and now is capable of handling Air Bus 300/320 type aircraft and for the same, the runway was expanded.
But now the morning Airbus flight which had a 95% load factor will be stopped. So instead of three flights to Bengaluru, we will be on two and the best morning flight to BLR is no more there.
The Airbus plane has been diverted to Hubbali and the Hubballi – Bengaluru ATR plane will be shifted to Belagavi.
If there aren’t gonna be any AirBus planes then why was this airport expanded and why was so much of land acquired in the first place. The Instrument landing system (ILS)work is in progress at the Sambra airport which will make it easier for night landing.
But even after expansion of the runway if only ATR’s have to be flying from here, why was this expanded spending so much of money.
And why is that the lone Air Bus service has been shifted to Hubballi. Our newly elected Member of parliament may not be aware of this or he might be aware but may not know about the Airbus or the ATR.
Now after the IXG-BLR flight cancellation from Belagavi, it will start HBX-BLR from June 1. So in short, the flight from here has been shifted to HBX.
Many reading would say this is the Airlines priority, but as elected representatives, they must try and get the best to the city. Here we had got it but have now lost it, so who is responsible?
Is there some kind of arrangement, the best things which will be planes, routes go to HBX and then whatever remains comes to Belagavi. Be it buses or planes are treated always differently and the worst part is our MP’s and MLA’s never ever raise a voice against this.
Many would comment is this the only thing the elected Representatives should be working for? No, but this also has to be done to create an image for the city.
Belagavi has never been a brand on its own even when it has the capacity and has more resources than other cities, but one has never ever seen Belagavi with that view.
We are all laid back, planes are canceled- “What can I Do if it is canceled? How can I fight for it ?”
Elected representatives, please get up and act, it is not that we are just losing an Airbus plane we are losing our identity and when no one raises a voice it is assumed people are happy and contented, when in reality there is a fire burning but no one wants to turn that fire into an inferno.
We again have to come together and restart the SaveIXG campaign, we need the best.